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Learning Technologist and Instructional Designer - Citizens Advice Scotland

Job Details

Job title
Learning Technologist and Instructional Designer
Closing date
Sunday 3 October 2021
Edinburgh office with options for blended working
Hours per week
Type of contract
£25,430 - £28,840 per annum, commensurate with experience + benefits

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About the job

The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau organisations across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, and generally focusing on providing support directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. Also providing significant added value are the national elements of the service run out of Citizens Advice Scotland, such as the Extra Help Unit. We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.

As the Information Technologist and Instructional Designer at Citizens Advice Scotland you will be involved in all aspects of developing and maintaining our industry leading blended learning platform (CASlearn). Our model of traditional materials and e-learning modules work together to train and support our network of over 2,300 people. These people are helping clients with a range of problems across Scotland, and your work would directly contribute to their success.

You will work as part of an experienced, collaborative training team and you’ll be expected to share creative ideas and constructive feedback, therefore your strong communication skills will be put to good use.

With access to the best e-learning software and technology, you’ll work closely with the other Information Technologist and Instructional Designer to develop new e-learning modules and to amend existing modules and materials. Your creativity and vision will be valued. This said, accuracy and attention to quality is essential and you will be expected to follow our thorough quality checking process.

You will use your skills in administering Learning Management Systems to ensure that a stable service is maintained for the network. You will also share the responsibility of supporting learners directly, through a ticketing system, and resolve any issues that arise.

This role offers you the opportunity to work at the heart of supporting Scotland's largest independent advice network and to make an invaluable contribution to citizen’s lives. 

For more information, please refer to the Job Pack which can be downloaded on our vacancies page.

Citizens Advice Scotland is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion.  We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies and flexible working arrangements to support all our staff. We are also committed to equality of opportunity for all and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

This role is normally based in our Edinburgh office. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, all Citizens Advice Scotland staff are currently working from home and we would therefore expect the successful candidate would be required to work from home initially.  Re-opening our offices will be carefully planned and managed in accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidance and public health advice.  Candidates should be prepared to work from home initially, but be aware that attendance at the normal office base will be required in future. We are currently reviewing our home working policy in response to the COVID-19 crisis and ongoing opportunities to work from home can be discussed with the successful candidate at offer stage.

Employee benefits 

Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on employee benefits in the Job Pack.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please send completed copies of the Personal Details Form, along with your current CV to:


In addition, we ask you to provide a short written statement (maximum of two pages) with examples which demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the post, as set out in the job description and person specification.


Equality & diversity monitoring

To help Citizens Advice Scotland monitor equality and diversity statistics please return the Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separate from your other application documents by emailing it to:

About the employer

The Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux – Citizens Advice Scotland. Scottish charity (SC016637) and company limited by guarantee (89892)

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